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Forget Panic Rooms and Alarms, State-of-the-Art Security Is Now Insanely High-Tech—and Nearly Invisible

…. Then comes the high-tech gear. Christian West, CEO of executive protection services firm AS Solution, likes to start by laying down a fiber-optic cable, such as one by OptaSense, that detects changes in acoustics. “You bury the cable around 12 to 18 inches deep around your property, and if someone comes within 30 feet of it, it sends an alarm and that also directs the cameras,” he says. He blends in heat-detection and night-vision cameras, all of which are hidden and use artificial intelligence and analytics to learn the difference between a falling leaf, an errant deer or an actual bad actor. Recently, for an A-list celebrity, West used a drone with a thermal payload to track down paparazzi hiding in the big compound’s tall grass. “The OptaSense cable gave the precise GPS coordinates to the drone,” he says, “so it knew where to direct our security team.”
Forget Panic Rooms and Alarms, State-of-the-Art Security Is Now Insanely High-Tech—and Nearly Invisible
Robb Report on Yahoo! Finance August 7, 2019
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